Entrepreneurship, travel, and adventure
Quarter Zero IRL is a 10-day summer entrepreneurship camp filled with learning, skills development, and outdoor adventures. Accepting applicants from incoming high school freshmen to graduating seniors.
This is the real world.
Unique entrepreneurship experiences
Create a startup concept
Learn from entrepreneurs
Local outdoor adventures
Ongoing support by QØ
Develop your entrepreneurial skills and mindset.
Students succeed in life when they have the skills and mindset of an entrepreneur
Expand your 3 pillars of entrepreneurship
Create a startup, activate your entrepreneurial mindset, and get support from peers and mentors
Work with Peers
Learn from Pros
Interact with Customers
A Typical Day at Quarter Zero IRL
Each day includes a masterclass, outdoor activities, life skills, meals, and free time.
A crash course in entrepreneurship fundamentals…
Amidst the surf and sandy beaches of Santa Barbara, CA.
Nestled between mountains and ocean, lies beautiful Santa Barbara, CA. Entrepreneurs flock here for the emphasis on living a balanced lifestyle as much as they do for the growing startup scene. Our Santa Barbara QØ Startup Camp offers you real-life startup scenarios mixed with sun-baked local activities such as surfing, kayaking, and rock climbing. We’ve partnered with the University of California, Santa Barbara to give you the ultimate entrepreneurial education on the beach.
Understanding your customers is the only way to success. You’ll learn how to conduct customer interviews, analyze and synthesize your findings, and come away with real learnings to apply to your next idea.
Ideation + Prototyping
It all starts with an idea. We’ll take you through the tried and true methods you can use to come up with your own startup-worthy ideas. Then we’ll go over the tools for rapid prototyping so you can make your idea real, fast.
Product Testing + Selling
Learn how to identify your target market, find your first customers, and generate revenue, while iterating and improving your product.
Featured Startups Created by QØ Alumni
mXers Audio developed the first earbuds to be both wired and wireless. Using patented modular design, the earbuds arrive in multiple interchangeable parts that allow you to move from wire to wireless in seconds.
Learn From the Best
Meet some of our amazing advisors and mentors from previous incubators
Who’s This For?
Ideal High Schoolers Are:
Curious about entrepreneurship
Want to learn through doing…not the classroom
A desire to work on a startup (either join or start a team)
Passionate about impact
Great team collaborators
Driven to push past cultural limits put on young people
Potential to lead
Dates & Details
July 23 – Aug 1
Santa Barbara, California (QØ HQ)
Experience Fee: $4,450
2021 Tuition*: $2,500
*Full Tuition scholarships and awards available
Room, most meals, activities, safety + local transportation: $1,950
** Students are responsible for travel expenses to and from camp destination
Single Payment: 5% discount
Five Installments: $890 (5 Bi-Weekly payments)
The University of California, Santa Barbara will provide student accommodations and 24-hour safety in their student housing complex. Due to safety measures, all students will receive their own room. Students will eat most meals in a university dining facility but should bring money for meals out with friends.
COVID Safety Measures
Safety is a priority. We will be following the CDC Guidelines (outlined here) to hold a safe event for all students.
All students must adhere to the following:
- Show proof of Negative Test no earlier than 2 days before arrival
- Complete additional Covid Test upon arrival
- If applicable, show proof of vaccine
During programming, all students and facilitators must wear a mask.